Trudeau to visit La Loche in wake of mass shooting

LA LOCHE, Sask. - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to visit the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche today, where residents have spent the last week grieving a mass shooting that left four people dead and seven others wounded.

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The isolated Dene community of 3,000 was rocked to its core last Friday when a shooter killed two brothers at a residence in town before going to the local school and opening fire, killing a teacher and a teacher's aide.

A 17-year-old boy, who can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.

Friends have said he was an outcast at home and a victim of bullying at school.

The prime minister, who will be joined today by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, was in Switzerland when he was notified of the shooting.

He said at the time that all Canadians stand with the people of La Loche in what he called "every parent's worst nightmare."



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